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The Power of Celebrity Do-Gooders

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 17, 2020

Celebrity activism isn’t uncommon. In fact, it sometimes seems like many stars jump on the philanthropic bandwagon simply to boost their image. But historically, standing up and speaking out could be risky for entertainers. Here are eleven celebrities who took bold stands for change.

Love is Love. Food is Love.

12 Cookbooks Penned by LGBT Chefs for LGBT History Month

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 23, 2019

In case you didn't know, October is LGBT History Month. And it also happens to be vegetarian month. And chili month. And dessert month. And . . . let's just say this time of year has us all thinking about the yummy things we want to cook. As LGBT chefs have been historically underrepresented in the food industry, we decided to highlight a few who are bringing diversity to the kitchen and showing the world that great cooking knows no boundaries.

31 Things of October: From Adopt a Shelter Dog Month to Chili Week

By Beth Clark • October 18, 2018

In choosing which National Days and holidays to promote here at ThriftBooks, the goals are usually reading, humor, learning, awareness, and/or having fun, with an undertone of acceptance and diversity, because books are for everyone. But as much as we wish we could include anything and everything, it's simply not possible, at least until quantum physics advances and we can post in alternate universes. Below are 31 (out of 114 possible) October monthly observances worthy of giving more love to, plus eight weekly ones (bonus!).

Coming Out Day = Embrace and Celebrate Being You

By Beth Clark • October 11, 2018

Coming out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual is an emotional process no matter how much someone prepares, and one that continues long after the words are spoken and the secret is out. Whether you've already come out, you're on the verge, or you're still figuring things out, there's lots of support out there and you're not alone.

22 Titles We'd Choose to Study in an Alternate Universe

By Beth Clark • August 23, 2018

Back to school time means beach reads come out of your bag and textbooks go in, but that doesn't mean the fun is over. While we (obviously) embrace all things learning and reading (because books), even we have to admit that some textbooks are a bit, um...dry. To ease the transition, here are 22 alternative academic titles that are entertaining, practical and, well, educational.

Three Long-Awaited Book Adaptations Are in Cinemas This Month

By Bianca Smith • March 12, 2018

Ready Player One, A Wrinkle in Time, AND Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda make March an amazing cinema month.

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